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What I'm trying to get at is crystal clear. An absurdly small number of people have more wealth than half a nation, which is completely insane. That's the point, nothing more, nothing less. My solution or remedy is already completely laid out in total detail in the thread I linked to.
not a clarification of what exactly you were trying to get at
Yes, but that still doesn't justify the fact these people have more wealth than half of America. There certainly aren't any people in America (that we know of) who are richer than them. Some of them earn more wealth in a single day than most people earn in their entire lives. There simply is no "relative justification" here. The difference is beyond rationality and beyond comprehension. Of course I never expect true "equality", but I expect something at least remotely fair and equal, not astronomically absurd.
In the eyes of another, everyone is the rich.
Yes I can completely agree, there is a much larger issue which needs to be addressed, and if you read my last reply to you, you would already understand that I am aware of that. And in fact I have made posts about it before, such as the link labelled "money" and "bonds" in my signature. But this thread isn't about that, it's about actually showing people the result of this problem and that there is indeed a problem, and that the problem is truly immense. The next step is to understand the larger issues behind these problems, but as I said that's not the point of this thread. So stop trying to play down my post by side tracking the discussion into off topic areas and acting as if I'm missing the real point, when in fact I'm certainly not.
I really think the graphic at the beginning of the thread is quite useless as all it does is show one symptom of a much larger issue.
There will always be inequality. And for every have-not, another have-not will be looking at them as the haves.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
If everyone had $16,000, Big Macs would be $50, movie tickets for one would run about $300, and a new car would be a couple hundred grand. The equality standard is a fool's standard.